|Orphaned Sources - Falkor I.C.Y. (NGO), Netherlands|
June 2003 police in Tbilisi, Georgia (South Caucasus) seized a taxi which was transporting radioactive sources Cesium and Strontium. The owner of the vehicle said, he knew nothing about the contents of the freight. Even a tiny fraction of a curie of strontium, if inhaled or ingested, can cause cancer. This is an example of the so-called orphaned sources: radioactive materials that are lying around in Georgia, a former Soviet republic...
Keywords: Caucasus; Georgia; radioactive; waste; environment; safety; radiation